Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vazquez vs Blackburne 1891 Match - Evening Express Wales

Evening Express, Cardiff Wales
1 May 1891
Evening Express Wales is Cardiff based newspaper. Chess columns were dedicated in the 1891s era.

Game: (Status RARE)
Andres Clemente Vazquez vs Joseph Henry Blackburne 0-1, Match Havana 1891
Evan's Gambit
This was probably a match between Blackburne and Vazques, chess master from Havana. There are already three games in chessgames.com and another one in this blog, also from Evening Express report.

Collected so far, in those known five games, Blackburne won them all.

White to move and mate in two moves, composed by W. Heitzman , Pontypridd

Local events of United Rhonddas Chess Clubs vs Pontypridd Chess Club won by Rhonddas.
Then Swansea vs Llanelly, which games already published in earlier edition of Evening Express.
We can take a look of the chess players of those chess club around that time.

Evening Express "Our Chess Column" - Cardiff Wales
1 May 1891 -  Welsh Newspapers Online

Rare games of Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Andres Clemente Vazquez , in their 1891 match
tags: rare chess game, chess column from old newspaper, chess history in newspaper, wales chess history, welsh chess history

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